Types of Dinosaurs

Names of Dinosaurs & Dinosaur Information
Dinosaur Name:


- Other Names: Helopus
- Pronunciation: you-heh-LO-pus
- Translation: Good Marsh Foot
- Order: Saurischia
- Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
- Infraorder: Sauropoda
- Family: Euhelopodidae
- Height: 14 feet (4.3 meters)
- Weight: Up to 50,000 pounds (22,680 kg)
- Length: 34 feet (10 meters)
- Period: Late Jurassic
- Description: Herbivore, Quadrupedal
- Notes: Partial skeletons of this extremely long-necked saurischianwere found in China. With forelimbs as long as its hind limbs,Euhelopus was unusual-looking for a camarasaurid, which wasits original family classification. Further studies have determinedthat members of this genus, as well as other Chinese sauropodsfrom this time, such as Mamenchisaurus, share enough uniquecharacteristics to constitute a separate sauropod family. The newsauropod family has logically been named Euhelopodidae.